Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 43172
Kernel panic when system boots, can't mount root filesystem.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:31 EDT
Description of Problem:
When booting into the system with the command 'elilo linux' a kernel panic occurs. This only happens with qa0529-ia64-disc1.iso. The previous release worked fine. The problem seems to be in the elilo.conf file, the ram disk will never get called correctly due to question marks corrupting the file. Once taken out the system boots up properly with no kernel panic.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat IA64 qa0529-ia64 on a SCSI based system
2. Run elilo linux to boot the system
3. Kernel panic will occur, syaing root filesystem could not be mounted.
Kernel Panic occured.
System should boot properly as with previous releases.
Can you post the elilo.conf created?
Here is the elilo.conf that is created:
Is this root-on-raid?
Never mind that. I need to learn to read. :).
Can you post the initrd?
Created attachment 20352 [details]
A new cut of the ia64 was downloaded and is giving the following error during
"An error occurred tring to format /. This problem is serious, and the install
cannot continue. Press Enter to reboot the system."
This occurs right before the packages are to be installed.
Here are the specifications:
1. Server machine
2. Qlogic QLA1216x
driver loaded - qla1280
3. sda: 71722776 512-byte hdwr sectors (36722 MB)
sdb: 71722776 512-byte hdwr sectors (36722 MB)
/boot/efi sda1 150M Dos 16-bit>=32M
<Swap> sda2 2047M
/ sda3 Use remaining free space Linux Native
5. The drivers had the qa0529 cut of Red-hat on them before installation.
The qa0529 was tried again after this error occured and it installed fine. The
only problem was the kernel panic as stated previously. This error occurs only
with the qa0605 cut.
The second issue should be fixed in anaconda-7.1-15 or later.
The first issue we still can't reproduce here. Can you post the
exact errors after it loads the qla1280 module from the initrd?
Both issues resolved in qa0611.